Definition of multiverse in English:

multiverse

noun

  • 1A hypothetical space or realm consisting of a number of universes, of which our own universe is only one.

    • ‘There are other multiverses with other worlds, but we have access to only this one.’
    • ‘There are infinite possible versions of each world in the multiverse, and many of these have different states of human life and technology on them.’
    • ‘If we do live in a multiverse, it should surprise no one that we find ourselves in a particular universe that enables us to exist - one in which the laws of nature provide world enough and time for intelligent life to evolve.’
    • ‘So, he continues, taking the multiverse theory at face value means ‘there is no reason to expect our world - the one in which you are reading this right now - to be real as opposed to a simulation.’’
    • ‘That would explain a lot of the nonlocal quatum effects, and allows for the multiverse, hidden variable, and the state vector collapse.’
    • ‘We live in a multiverse, not a universe, and there are 120-something versions of every person.’
    • ‘Reality is a multiverse rather than a simple universe.’
    • ‘For instance theorists who argue for a ‘Multiverse’ cosmos are always vague on how many multiverses there are potentially and on the process by which any particular multiverse comes into being.’
    • ‘To be sure, a few philosophers have touted the putative merits of multiverses.’
    • ‘He treats the multiverse as if it were a quantum computer.’
    • ‘But what if the universe was always there, in a state or condition we have yet to identify - a multiverse, for instance?’
    • ‘The very theory of quantum computers already forces upon us a view of physical reality as a multiverse.’
    • ‘A similar genre also had a smaller rise and fall during that time: the idea that our universe is but one of many in a multiverse, in which alternate universes are identical to ours up to a certain point but then diverge.’
    • ‘Do different parts of the universe expand by different amounts, such that our universe is a single inflationary bubble of a much larger multiverse?’
    • ‘I tend towards thinking that there is a multiverse of worlds, but that it is merely my consciousness, awareness, and likely biological factors, which prevents me from existing in too many of these worlds.’
    • ‘We agree on several important things, among them that fundamental physics likely gives us a landscape of possible theories, while cosmology may give a multiverse containing a vast number of regions like our own universe.’
    • ‘It could be the old chestnut that we live in a multiverse of infinite possibility, where every sliding door decision is a decision that was made both ways.’
    • ‘There are also scientific works showing that there is a real possibility that our universe is just a small part of a huge multiverse, one of a great many different universes.’
    • ‘At the heart of postmodernism is pluralism: a belief in multiverses and multiplicity, implying that there are as many ways to understand and experience the world as there are people who experience it.’
    1. 1.1 The universe considered as lacking order or a single ruling and guiding power.
      • ‘In reply, a theist can appeal to the ultimate contingency that surfaces in the questions, ‘Why is there a multiverse?’’
      • ‘I conclude that the multiverse is ontologically equivalent to naïve deism.’
      • ‘The multiverse contains an infinite number of recombinations.’
      • ‘If you adopt the idea of the multiverse, the anthropic principle may seem to furnish one of the oddest proofs for the existence of God yet promoted by human minds.’

Pronunciation

multiverse

/ˈmʌltɪvəːs/